Pronoun As Figure Poem by Dennis Ryan

Pronoun As Figure



Thursday, May 12,2022

I didn't realize what was happening—
the appearance of 'you' in the poems.
Soon enough though, when I cast
the net wide, I realized saying 'you'
is saying 'me'. Up to that point,
I had thought 'you' a simple pronoun
of limited usage, and to find myself mistaken
took me by surprise, proved unnerving,
took me time to figure out this figure—
the idea of 'you' as a figure of possibility.

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: psychology,community,communication,empathy,positiveness
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Pronoun use has psychological and emotional depth and dimension that often goes unnoticed.
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Dennis Ryan

Wellsville, New York
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